This post is sponsored by Target
Denim shopping can be just as difficult as swimsuit shopping. At least for me it is. Like most of us, I take denim really seriously as it’s a part of my weekly uniform. 5 out of 7 days a week includes some form of denim and I’m not biased. Skinny, boyfriend, flared or jegging…I love ‘em all.
Let’s face it…Fall is around the corner and this is the perfect opportunity to refresh your wardrobe, purge the old and get a little experimental. Toss all your old notions out the door and get creative with your style. Explore. Take a risk.
That’s what I did with the four pairs of Target denim that I received in the mail. Let’s review shall we?
Starting with a classic skinny jean, I appreciated the give and take this pair had to offer. Say goodbye to those nasty muffin tops and pancake tushies. This pair hugged me in all the right spots and the spandex component helped maintain their shape…even after a 14-hour day. Multi-tasking denim…I’m on board.
Next up, a boyfriend, cropped jean. Consider this style the most forgiving of the four. We’ll call it my “Monday” jean after a weekend of indulging on tacos and wine! It looks just as cute with heels (my preferred look) as it does with a pair of converse sneakers. While this pair doesn’t posses the same spandex qualities, I can assure you it’s not needed. They're slouchy and comfortable with built-in ventilation.
By the way, distressed is still on trend for Fall. Most importantly, juxtapose the looser fit of this pair with a fitted top if you’re worried about feeling too schleppy. It’s all about balance in life, right?
My second favorite pair, a flared jean. I will always be a little hippie at heart. I love the length with the unfinished hem at the ankle. There’s an authenticity to this pair…just a wee bit worn but fitted where it counts – on your bottom. This pair made me feel like I had legs for days which is a bonus when you’re 5’2. I love, love, loved this pair! The wash is perfection and with just a hint of spandex…I wore them all day at a photo shoot and they didn’t sag once. Right even through dinner!
Last but not least, a mid rise jegging jean. Hands down my favorite of all the pairs! I prefer ultra skinny styles because I like to dress up my denim for work. The color is a medium wash. My favorite part by far was the details on the distressing. There is an ever-so-subtle light pink stitching that just makes this pair! I loved this little detail because it served as the perfect accent against my heels.
5 stars all around – this pair keeps their shape and I had no problem with bottom cleavage. You know what I’m talking about ladies, right? That awful moment when your pants sag and you show the world your undies? Not cool; those jeans end up in the donation bin!
Are you convinced that it’s time to ditch that old pair from 2000 that you’re hoping to get back into? Good because I have an incentive for you to get started…
Readers! Starting 7/26, you can try on Target denim in the store to receive $10 off!
Find the perfect fit for your unique shape and style at www.target.com/jeans and create your own reviews!
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Popping in to say hello after an extremely busy weekend! And...Olivia scouted another great wall after coding class yesterday ONLY this time we had a cameo appearance by none other than the fabulous Miss Lola. Blogger pose ad all!
Another Monday. Another chance to create something good, right?!
Well, Olivia and I certainly kicked it off on the right foot considering we found this Cheshire Cat wall in the city. My pictures are not traditionally technicolor but when you see a good wall...you just gotta.
I am so excited about some of the changes that we have in the works for this little blog. My web designer and I were conferencing about it on Friday. Let's just say it's going to be more minimalist, more content driven and hopefully, a lot more sophisticated to lead me through this next chapter in life. Ideally, with age comes wisdom, hence I am driven to round out some of the content buckets...even the taboo ones.
Good morning! I am back! Happy New Year!
We had a wonderful trip to Captiva, Florida where we literally unplugged and relaxed. It was vacationing done right and in part, due to the fact that I literally walked away from electronics and I was present with my family. What a difference and lesson learned! I am feeling totally recharged, inspired and ready to tackle some new and exciting changes around these parts.
There's nothing like a good bodycon dress that hugs you in all the right places. I had my eye on this one for what felt like an eternity. You can always count on a sale at ASOS so I waited. I finally pulled the trigger right before Thanksgiving...the price tag? A whopping $62. Now? $25! How could you possible resist?!
It's safe to say that I have gotten my ROI out of this dress. At a whopping $26, I've worn it for countless meetings, Thanksgiving and now this shoot. Sure, I should be wearing tights given that it's December in Chicago but we were indoors. Shooting outside, as I've gotten older, has become less and less attractive to me. Bah!
I don't know a singular woman who doesn't love a good deal. Myself included. This dress is under $50 and on mega sale due to the impending holidays. I think it would be equally cute with a pair of black tights and mary janes...in the summer, with espadrilles or platforms.
I've always been somewhat of a skeptic regarding Cyber Week. Or perhaps just not ready to get my holly jolly on. I would shop sporadically all month and go at my own pace. I feel differently this year. Honestly, I think it's because I ready to celebrate the end of a very difficult year. The ups and downs were tremendous so holiday shopping and the holiday spirit seem like something I can rally around.
The black and white phase continues. It's just SO easy to get dressed. I know you all discovered this before me so please forgive. This was yesterday's shoot outfit for a day of schlepping without sacrificing chic.
Monday...we meet again! Hi friends! Back at it again after a busy weekend. I think we are all feeling the same, right? It was full but it was so great. Mom + Dad got a little date night fun in and we pretty much laid around all Sunday. Okay, that was me. I laid around all Saturday. #truth